Knowledgebase: Working with Browsers
Creating a Desktop Shortcut to a Specific URL
Posted by Lori Wushensky on 24 March 2009 02:23 PM
There are two ways to do this...

You should see a little icon/image directly to the left of the url in the browser.  If you travel to www.dccc.edu, you'll see our flame in a blue square; if you travel to www.nbc.com, you'll see the NBC peacock, etc.  Some sites just have what looks like a blank piece of paper.  Travel to the site you want linked from your desktop and drag that little image to the desktop (you'll have to resize the browser so you can see both the little image and your desktop).  The shortcut should appear on your desktop as a file associated with your default browser usually Internet Explorer or Firefox.

You can also right-click on the desktop, select New > Shortcut from the shortcut menu.  You'll be prompted to either search for a file or copy and paste in the full URL of the website.  You'll be asked to give it a name in the next screen.